Injectables | Fillers

Facial Rejuvenation

Injectables | Fillers in Montclair, NJ with Dr. Caroline Szpalski

The signs of aging can negatively impact your confidence and self-image. Injectable dermal filler treatments can effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles and restore lost volume to help you restore your confidence. By helping refresh your skin’s contours, dermal fillers add definition to enhance your skin’s appearance and preserve your youthful look.

Fellowship-trained female plastic surgeon Dr. Caroline Szpalski and her team want to help you feel confident in your own skin, making her your choice as one of the best dermal filler providers in the tri-state area of New Jersey.

Contact us today at (646) 777-0170 or complete our online form to schedule your dermal filler consultation.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

As skin ages, many people lose facial volume due to loss of fat, collagen, or bone. Dermal fillers are unique injectable treatments to address the early signs of aging, including plumping the skin to reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, or facial folds and restore lost volume. Fillers help rejuvenate your skin to refresh your contours and restore your youthful appearance. 

Injectable fillers are a semi-permanent way to provide an immediate non-surgical cosmetic enhancement to the face and body.

Many fillers are safe for most patients as they are comprised of hyaluronic acid (HA)—a substance that occurs naturally in the body. HA draws moisture into the deeper layers of the skin, restoring hydration to plump the skin. Most fillers encourage natural collagen production to further improve the skin’s overall appearance and health.

Dermal filler injections typically take 30 to 45 minutes and may offer immediate results. Some fillers provide results that take a few weeks to develop for a gradual, subtle outcome. Depending on the filler type, treated area, and your body’s unique metabolism, results may last 3 to 18 months.

There is a high patient satisfaction rate associated with injectable fillers because results can be seen immediately and they do not involve surgery or lots of downtime. 

What Can Dermal Fillers Address?

With many versatile formulas, fillers can enhance many facial features. Dermal fillers can improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles and increase deflated or naturally small lips. With subtle results, fillers can enrich the appearance of:

  • Cheek augmentation
  • Chin augmentation
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Fine lines throughout the face
  • Deep wrinkles throughout the face
  • Facial folds
  • Lip augmentation to add fullness
  • Vertical lip lines or “smokers lines” around the mouth
  • Minimization of the “jowl” appearance along the jaw line
  • Marionette lines (lines from the corners of the mouth to the chin)
  • Downturned smile
  • Cheek fullness
  • Chin symmetry and shape
  • Filling of the temple depressions on the sides of the face
  • Volume loss on the top of the hands
  • HIV-related lipodystrophy
  • Lines on the chest and between the breasts
  • Scar augmentation for hypertrophic scars

Injectable fillers are FDA-approved to be injected into areas that have been extensively studied in clinical trials. There are other areas of the face and body that are frequently and safely treated with fillers in clinical practice, some of which are considered “off-label”. We offer injectable dermal filler treatment for both “on-label” and “off-label” areas, with safety and patient satisfaction being our utmost priorities.

Dermal fillers, along with neuromodulators like Botox® and Jeuveau, are an integral part of non-surgical facelifts.

Dermal Filler Options

Dr. Szpalski utilizes the Juvéderm® line of injectable fillers. Juvéderm® is formulated with hyaluronic acid and instantly adds volume for contour and lift. With multiple formulas, Juvéderm® can address wrinkles and folds in the mid-face and cheeks and around the lips and mouth with results that last 6 to 18 months. 

  • Juvéderm® Ultra XC is used to address moderate to severe facial wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and lip enhancement.
  • Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC is specifically for lip augmentation and the skin around the mouth.
  • Juvéderm® Vollure XC targets deeper areas, reducing moderate to severe lines, folds, and nasolabial folds.
  • Juvéderm® Volbella XC is a lightweight filler that creates volume and definition in the lips, perioral lines, and the delicate undereye area.
  • Juvéderm® Voluma XC addresses age-related volume loss and sagging skin in the cheeks and mid-face for fuller, rounder cheeks.

Choosing Dr. Caroline Szpalski as Your NJ Injectable Provider

Fellowship trained in microsurgery and the most complex cases at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Caroline Szpalski is a female plastic surgeon born into a family of medical professionals. Growing up in Africa and Europe, Dr. Szpalski brings an international flair and sophisticated European sense of style to her practice. With a distinct worldly and multicultural perspective and a unique Ethnic identity, Dr. Szpalski recognizes that there are many standards of beauty, identity, color, and culture across the world. As such, Dr. Szpalski offers a unique approach for all patients, which is essential when considering dermal filler providers.

As a busy surgeon, wife, mother, and New Yorker, Dr. Szpalski understands the diverse challenges many of her patients face. With a less is more philosophy, Dr. Szpalski tailors her approach to each patient’s needs with meticulous detailing to provide natural-looking, long-lasting results for a sense of timeless elegance.

Meet Caroline Szpalski, MD

Female Plastic Surgeon in New Jersey

Rediscover your identity with the help of Dr. Caroline Szpalski, a board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon in New Jersey. With a unique multicultural upbringing and a European flair, Dr. Szpalski crafts elegant sophistication into every natural-looking patient transformation. Dr. Szpalski takes a less-is-more approach to plastic surgery to help patients maintain and appreciate their unique appearance and cultural beauty. No matter your aesthetic goals, start your journey toward a more confident you by scheduling your consultation with Dr. Szpalski and her expert team today!

Your Injectable Filler Consultation with Dr. Szpalski

Dr. Szpalski’s goal during injectable filler consultations is for her patients to feel confident in their decisions regarding their health, their procedure, their appearance, and their identity. During your consultation, Dr. Szpalski aims to understand your goals and realistic expectations to determine whether she is the right provider for you.

Dr. Szpalski treats only the areas that will enhance your features to ensure you never have an overdone appearance. During your dermal filler consultation, Dr. Szpalski will conduct a thorough examination of your skin, facial features, and areas of concern to determine whether the approach is appropriate for your aesthetic goals. We generally recommend coming in for a consultation prior to your treatment so that we can come up with a treatment plan and advise you about any pre- and post-treatment instructions ahead of time

After determining the appropriate filler for you, Dr. Szpalski will work with you to ensure a comfortable, individualized treatment based on your unique anatomy.

Am I an Ideal Candidate for Dermal Fillers?

New Jersey dermal filler candidates are those looking to enhance their appearance with a minimally invasive procedure to address the early signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, or skin folds; lip augmentation; cheek augmentation; or chin augmentation. Good candidates for Montclair injectable fillers should:

  • Be in good overall health, living a healthy lifestyle
  • Be at least 22 years old; some fillers are allowed at 18 years old
  • Not smoke, or be willing to quit at least a week before and after the procedure
  • Not be pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have realistic expectations and a positive outlook
  • Understand the risks and benefits

Preparing for Your Injectable Treatment

It is essential to be in good physical and mental health before any plastic surgery procedure, whether surgical or non-surgical. While each dermal filler procedure will be unique and tailored to your needs, here is some general information to help you get prepared.

  • Be selective when choosing your dermal filler injector. Not all injectors are trained equally. Board-certified and internationally trained, Dr. Szpalski has received extensive education in anatomy to ensure she delivers natural-looking results for every patient. 
  • If you currently smoke, vape, or use nicotine products, you should quit. As smoking is detrimental to your health, especially during recovery from any plastic surgery procedure, patients should stop smoking at least one week before and after injectable treatments. Smoking, vaping, or using any nicotine product can greatly impact the longevity of your dermal filler results. Dr. Szpalski orders a nicotine test for all patients who smoke to help avoid complications caused by smoking or the use of nicotine products.
  • For a week before and after your filler procedure, refrain from taking medications, vitamins, and supplements that are not medically necessary as they may increase bleeding or bruising risks. Avoid supplements that contain fish oils, ginseng, vitamin E, garlic, and ginkgo biloba.
  • Avoid alcohol or caffeine for about a week as they can cause additional bleeding and bruising. 
  • Come to your appointment with clean, moisturized skin.

For your comfort, we offer options for the management of discomfort related to the injection process. If you have special requests or questions/concerns about pain related to the injection process, please discuss this with Dr. Szpalski during your consultation.

We advise all our patients that with any injectable treatment, there is the possibility of bruising or redness on the skin, so please plan accordingly. It is best to schedule any injectable treatment at least 2 weeks prior to any important event for which you would like to look your best to allow any swelling or skin discoloration to subside.

Injectable Filler Procedure Overview

On the day of your injectable procedure, you’ll meet with Dr. Szpalski to review the details of your treatment and answer any final questions. Dermal filler injections are typically well-tolerated. You may be treated with a topical numbing agent to ensure your comfort. Many fillers contain lidocaine to further reduce discomfort following treatment.

Dr. Szpalski will strategically administer your dermal filler injections with fine needles in only the areas necessary to refresh your appearance and plump your skin. Most patients report that filler injections are quick and painless with minimal discomfort. Depending on the number of treatment areas, dermal filler procedures take approximately 30 to 45 minutes.

Dermal Filler Recovery

Dermal filler treatments do not require downtime. As such, patients can resume most normal activities immediately. Many patients experience mild redness or swelling at the injection site. However, these effects should resolve in a few hours to days. To alleviate discomfort, patients may use ice packs on the treated area.

After your dermal filler treatment, it is important to thoroughly adhere to Dr. Szpalski’s post-procedural instructions to ensure optimal results. There are a few activities to avoid, including:

  • Applying makeup for 24 hours
  • Touching the treatment area for up to 12 hours
  • Sun or heat exposure for 24 hours
  • Exercise or other strenuous activities for 48 hours
  • Consuming alcohol or smoking for 48 hours
  • Sleeping on your sides the first night

Depending on the filler and location, you might begin to see your dermal filler results immediately. However, some fillers develop more gradually, revealing subtle, natural-looking results after several weeks. 

The longevity of your unique dermal filler results depends on several factors, including the product used,  treatment location, optimal placement, and your body’s metabolic response.

Timeless Elegance

How Soon Will I See My Dermal Filler Results?

After a dermal filler treatment, many patients see immediate visible improvements to their features, depending on the filler type and location. As such, the skin in the treated area will look plumper and more refreshed to achieve your final results.

Dermal fillers provide temporary results that can last from 3 to 18 months, depending on the filler type and treated area. However, each patient will experience varied results based on optimal placement and unique response. Follow-up treatments are required to maintain your optimal results.

How Much Do Dermal Fillers Cost in New Jersey?

New Jersey dermal filler costs can vary by patient based on individual needs and goals, treatment areas, product used, and the number of units required. During your consultation, Dr. Szpalski will determine the scope of your procedure and estimate your dermal filler cost in New Jersey.

Schedule Your Montclair, NJ Injectable Filler Consultation!

A refreshed, younger-looking appearance is waiting for you! Partner with Dr. Caroline Szpalski, one of the best dermal filler providers in New Jersey, for non-surgical, anti-aging options to ensure you look as young as you feel. Learn about dermal filler near me options in Glen Ridge, NJ by calling (646) 777-0170 or completing our online form to schedule your consultation today!

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